[Samba] Win2k and Printing

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Mar 15 01:51:07 GMT 2003

Some may say this isn't the best way, but I solved an identical problem
with XP with:

        use client driver = yes     

And yes, I don't really know what this does. 


On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 11:08:59PM +0200, Martin Fluch wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm trying now already for a couple of weeks to get around a strange
> problem. I have configured on a Debian machine Samba server ("Version
> 2.999+3.0.alpha21-5 for Debian") mainly for acting as a print server in my
> dormitrory. The config file looks like:
> [global]
>         workgroup = VYOKATU
>         server string = %h server (Samba %v)
>         security = SHARE
>         passdb backend = tdbsam, unixsam
>         printcap name = cups
>         panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
>         printing = cups
> [homes]
>         comment = Home Directories
>         read only = No
>         create mask = 0700
>         directory mask = 0700
> [printers]
>         comment = All Printers
>         path = /var/tmp
>         guest ok = Yes
>         printable = Yes
>         browseable = No
> We have one Win98 and two Win2k machines, the first one has no problems.
> With the Win2k I can print but I canot access the printing queue: I get
> always the message "Unable to connect: Access denied." message when I try
> to open the queue window. This hapened with the LPRNG system I have tried
> and now also with the CUPS printing system.
> I tried first "simple" things like sharing directories and that is no
> problem, authentication seems to work as well (I can write on my home
> directory but not the others users home directory), I can print but not
> access the queue. Darn.
> I tried to do look in the web for an answer, and it seems that this issue
> is not uncommon, but somehow I didn't find the right hint sofar.
> Anybody an idea where to look for the answer?
> Thanxs in advance,
> - Martin
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